File:Jean-Anthelme Brillat de Savarin (1755-1826).jpg|thumb|300px|right|Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
'''Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin''' (; 1 April 1755, Belley
– 2 February 1826, Paris
) was a French people|French
lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an Epicureanism|epicure
: "Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière|Grimod
and Brillat-Savarin. Between them, two writers effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay."
[Stephen Mennell, ''All manners of food: eating and taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present'', 2nd ed. 1996, p. 267.]